Guide to the Duncan B. Robinson film
Collection number: HMC-1261.
Creator: Robinson, Duncan B.
Title: Duncan B. Robinson film.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Moving image materials related to the 1964 earthquake.
Duncan B. Robinson was a resident of Anchorage at the time of the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
The collection contains a 16 minute, 40 second 16 mm movie of damage from the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. Scenes include aerial footage of Anchorage, Cook Inlet, the Seward Highway, the Alaska Railroad, and Valdez oil tanks. Other images include Anchorage, houses affected by the earthquake in Turnagain Heights, food lines at the American Legion, the Government Hill elementary school, L Street, the Alaska Railroad yard, the Mackay building, 4th Avenue stores, the J. C. Penney building, Merrill Field, and the 5th Avenue Chrysler Dealership (Alaska Sales and Service).
Arrangement: The arrangement of the elements of the footage has not been determined.
Alternative formats: The collection includes a VHS reference copy and a mini-DV copy of the film.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: Access to the original footage is not available. Researchers may view the VHS reference copy at the Archives.
Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to this film.
Preferred citation: Duncan B. Robinson film, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: No acquisition information on this collection is available. It was found in the Archives holdings in 2008.
Processing information: Collection description information was gathered by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2017. The collection was most likely copied to VHS and MiniDV in 2007.